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Date Photo Taken: 09/09/2012
Location: East Cobb, GA
Posted By: zulovesmovies

Notes:

I spotted this when out walking in East Cobb, GA. The bulbous blooms with red nodules grew from a shrub or tree about 9 or 10 feet tall, with large waxy leaves like a rubber plant. Anyone know what this is? Thanks!

COMMENTS

  1. stone Unregistered says:

    Magnolia grandiflora or Southern Magnolia.

    They say that if you scarify the seeds, they’ll come up, I haven’t found that to work… Maybe you can get better results.

    September 11th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
  2. ES Unregistered says:

    Magnolia grandiflora – one of the great ornamentals of the south, with wonderfully fragrant, large, cream-colored blooms in the spring, decorative seed cones in the fall, and dark green waxy leaves year-round. There has been a recent trend towards planting dwarf cultivars such as ‘Little Gem’, often pruned to expose the trunk, which is unfortunate in my opinion, as they lack the stately grace and grandeur of mature standard-size trees (perhaps, though, I am letting my childhood love of climbing magnolias cloud my thinking).

    September 13th, 2012 at 8:34 am
  3. zulovesmovies Registered says:

    Thank you! I thought it was a type of magnolia, but someone told me no – so I am glad I asked the experts!

    September 14th, 2012 at 11:08 am

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